Frequently Asked Questions
We offer our customers the choice of both raw (MISSOURI ONLY) and pasteurized camel milk due to customer preferences. We don’t take sides in the debate of raw vs. pasteurized. We believe camel milk is great in both forms.
Camels don’t give lots of milk, but what they do give is precious. They only give milk when they have a baby and lactation lasts from 10 months to over a year. They have long pregnancies, and it’s not easy to breed them, so while the US learns more about camel breeding, we’re thankful to get what we do. Milking camels (cows) produce around 5-6 liters or so a day (imagine three 2-liter bottles of soda). So it takes a whole farm, lots of feed and pasture, veterinary care, and human hands to care for and milk these ladies. If you saw how much labor and expense goes into it, you’d be surprised it’s not more costly. Since many of our customers are parents, we won’t charge more than we think is reasonable.
Yes! This product is not intended to cure or diagnose any illness. If you plan to use camel milk as a natural remedy, please consult your local physician and alternative health care practitioner before you introduce a new food to your children’s diet.
We can if you prefer. We like to give options to our customers and have no preference for one or another. However, please note that glass bottles usually increase the price of your shipment.
Camel Milk is not kosher according to Jewish law. The Jewish law requirement is that an animal must have a cloven foot and chew their cud; camels do not have a cloven foot. Both criteria must be met for an animal to be considered kosher. However, a Rabbi may honor exceptions to this rule when there are health issues. Contact your local Rabbi for more information.
Yes Camel milk is halal
We work with Amish and other family farms nationwide. Each bottle is milked, bottled and packaged at the farm to ensure the delicate camel milk is not exposed to contamination. Our camel milk is not and will never be shipped to a third-party contractor for bottling. We try to limit the number of people dealing with your products to ensure freshness and purity.
Once you receive your order fresh milk has a best by date of 2 weeks if stored in the refrigerator. However, within those 2 weeks, you can freeze the milk at any time. Frozen milk can stay in the freezer for up to 6 months. Once thawed or defrosted it is best to consume within 3 - 5 days. It is not unusual for camel milk to last more than 2 weeks in the fridge although it might taste a little bit sour but that does not mean it has expired. The only way to tell if your milk has expired is by its smell. Whenever you receive the milk you want to "Use" or "Freeze" the milk within 2 weeks.
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No, but we work with family farmers who have been leaders in ‘organic’ agriculture from the very beginning before all the certifications came into place. If you would like to see the Certified Organic label on our bottles, give us a call or email us. With greater demand for this, we will be glad to make that investment.
We’re with you—we want to see Desert Farms products on every shelf too! We’re working on spreading the Camel Milk Revolution, but you can help by asking the dairy manager where you shop to stock a small quantity of Desert Farms Camel Milk to start. It’s good for stores to know what their customers want.
Send us an email at email@example.com. Let us know the distributors who supply you and we can work out the details.
Our products are made in a facility that processes camel milk.
Desert Farms bottles are 100% recyclable, and our sights are set on using fully recycled materials in our future packaging. We seek to recycle, reuse and repurpose.
Although homogenization is a physical process, where pressure is applied to the beverage, we don’t need to do that artificially. Factory homogenization ensures smoothness and prevents separation. But it doesn’t affect the nutritional content. The beauty of camel milk is that it is naturally homogenized, it’s so great that we skip that physical process and provide camel milk in its original form. The white creamy stuff is probably butterfat and we love drinking it. And while you might see a little separation in the occasional bottle of camel milk, that’s just a natural event and doesn’t change the drinkability of the milk. Just shake it up.
We do not homogenize Desert Farms camel milk because we believe that milk should be processed as little as possible, and consumed in the most natural state. Homogenization, which is not necessary for any food safety reason, destroys the sweet, creamy taste of fresh milk and alters its molecular structure.
Our camel milk is GREAT for cooking – the best part is that you can use the exact same amount of camel milk in cooking and baking recipes as cow’s milk.
Our camel milk will not curdle in your coffee; in fact, it’s become the milk of choice at some of Dubai’s top coffee shops, so you should go ahead and steam it, too!
Once you receive your order you can store your fresh milk for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or you can freeze it for up to 6 months in the freezer. Once thawed or defrosted it is best to consume your milk within 3 to 5 days. If you receive your milk frozen the best way to thaw or defrost it is by placing it in the refrigerator overnight or you can place it in a bowl of warm water and let it sit for a couple of hours. Once the milk has been defrosted it is completely normal for the fat to separate, just shake and drink up.
You bet! How could we deprive you of our camel milk goodness on-the-go? Stay tuned for the next evolution of the product line to hit shelves in many adventurous flavors! Hint: fancy yourself a date?
No, Desert Farms camel milk is an animal product. Animal lovers can rejoice that our camels are treated well and cherished by each family farm!
Drink as much camel milk as you’d like! You’re not limited to the amount of camel milk you can consume.
Yes, camel milk should be refrigerated below 40 degrees Fahrenheit before and after opening to preserve the highest quality and taste.
We do not label expiration dates on our raw milk simply because raw milk does not really expire, it ferments by it self and turns sour which is how bedouins drink it. However if you want to consume the products before it turns sour you should do so within 2 weeks upon receiving your package. We only label expiration dates only for the pasteurized milk because once the milk is pasteurized it no longer has that bacteria to allow fermentation. The best way to tell if the milk has expired is to smell it. Sour milk does not mean it has expired. If it smells funky then you should throw it away.
Whenever you feel like it! Before, during or after meals or as a light midnight snack. Here are some of the ways you’ve told us you like to drink camel milk:
In the morning for energy with tea or coffee
Throughout the day for sustained energy
With or without a meal to help control your appetite
One hour before working out to build stamina
Immediately following a strenuous workout for recovery and replenishment
In the evening as a tasty, low calorie dessert replacement
We make every effort to ensure that Desert Farms products are free of wheat, gluten, rye, barley and malt. While it is virtually impossible to be certain that each bottle is 100% free of all gluten, We are the only camel company that is third-party verified Gluten Free and Paleo Approved, which means that not only are our products Gluten Free but also our whole facility and operation as well, as we have a very strict recall in place IF any contamination was to occur, rest assured our milking room follows a very strict guideline to ensure no gluten or grains come into contact with any of our products.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes that breastfeeding is important for optimal infant and child health and development. We share this view, and we recommend that you consult your healthcare provider when you are considering changing any aspect of a child’s diet.
Yes, refreezing is completely safe and ok. Sometimes when you order the milk frozen you might receive it partially thawed, do not worry that is absolutely fine, just place it back in the freezer or refrigerator to defrost. Although freezing will not change the milk's nutritional values, in fact it will actually preserve it however, it might change the texture of the milk because of the fat globules separating, just shake and drink up.
We make every effort to use packaging materials that are safe, responsibly sourced and recyclable. Our 16 FL OZ milk bottles are PET and BPA free. Each bottle is hand-packaged by your farmer with extra care and love.
Recycling facilities vary from one community to another. If our packages are not being recycled in your community, we urge you to work with your local recycling center to expand their efforts.
From camels… No really, Desert Farms camel milk comes from hard-working and dedicated family farmers around the US. Our family farms supply 100% of our camel milk.
The farms that provide our camel milk come in all shapes and sizes from every region of the country. But they all share the belief that raw natural camel milk makes sense for healthy families and a healthy planet. The average herd size of a Desert Farms partner farm is 6 cows (what they call female milking camels). Learn more about Our Farms.
You can buy camel milk by signing up on our website at www.desertfarms.com. Here you can buy the best quality camel milk delivered right to your door.
All Desert Farms camels graze on organic pasture. When they are not on pasture, they are fed only organic; vegetarian feed that has been produced without the use of genetically modified grains or the use of toxic and persistent herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers.
In compliance with USDA Organic Regulations, all Desert Farms camels must graze on pasture for at least four months of the year. The grazing season varies depending on geographic region. Camels are required to have year-round access to the outdoors, shade, shelter, exercise areas and direct sunlight. Fresh air and exercise are considered vital to a camel's health, even in the non-pasture season. Every farmer is responsible for creating and adhering to a pasture management plan that’s updated monthly.
The use of antibiotics is strictly prohibited in Desert Farms. Our policy is 100% raw and natural whenever possible. The first and best defense against illness is prevention. But when a camel does become ill, we rely on natural and alternative methods as our preferred treatment. If a sick animal cannot be restored to full health with organic-approved treatments, we may administer antibiotics or other prescribed medicines to return a camel to good health. However, when antibiotics or other prohibited materials are administered, we hold off on shipping the milk till there is no antibiotic residue in the camel milk, and then we resume. We always consider the well-being of our animals first and never allow an animal to suffer. The use of added growth hormones rBST and rBGH is strictly prohibited on Desert Farms. The use of these substances is not allowed in any organic dairy.
Desert Farms Camel Milk is a brand within Desert Farms Inc. Desert Farms Inc. is dedicated to introducing authentic and nutritious products originating from the desert through socially and environmentally responsible practices. Desert Farms is a registered trademark of Desert Farms, Inc. Desert Farms is an independent, privately held company incorporated in the state of California.
The company got its start in Los Angeles, California, in 2014. Our headquarters are located in Irvine, CA. Our family farms, which supply 100% of Desert Farms’ camel milk, are in many states around the country.
Absolutely! Desert Farms works with a network of family farms across the country.
Yes. All natural.
Most of our farmers have Arabian camels or mistakenly known as dromedaries, which are one-humped camels, often used for dairy production. Remember the letter D for Dromedary, D for delicious! Some of our other farmers have a herd of Bactrian’s, which are not currently used for milking and a nice collection of mixed breed.
Drink Desert Farms Camel Milk daily and you'll know soon enough…